On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The Cost of Developers. Listen to it here. Note: This is the last episode of the season; Exponent will return in the fall
Morris Chang Retires; Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Follow-Up; Who Gets to Be on the Steam Store?
Morris Change, the founder of TSMC, is one of the most important tech figures in history. Then, follow-up on Microsoft-GitHub, Apple and the App Store, and Facebook and the New York Times. Plus, why Valve is getting platform control right.
Apple Centricity, Watch Tentposts, Apple’s Philosophy and Managing Time
An overview of the WWDC keynote, including Apple’s transition away from touch, how the Apple Watch is reaching its potential, and why Apple’s approach to screen time is so refreshing.
The Cost of Developers
Microsoft paid a lot for GitHub, because it had to pay directly for access to developers. It doesn’t have the leverage of users the way that Apple does on the App Store.
Microsoft to Buy GitHub, A Win for GitHub, Facebook’s Data-Sharing Deals with Device Makers
Microsoft is reportedly buying GitHub, which makes a lot of sense for both Microsoft and GitHub, and all GitHub users. Then, why the latest Facebook scandal is probably overblown.